The following arrangement will be in place for the media, Wednesday October 17, for the conclusion of the 2018 NAB AFL Trade Period.

Live Wire on Level 2, Gate 2 at Marvel Stadium will be the common area for media with tables and power provided. Screens will detail updated and current trade information. This room will be the only area accessible for media and will service as the interview room for all Club officials and player agents. Tea and coffee facilities will be provided.

The AFL Administration room during the trade period is located on the corporate box level at Marvel Stadium. Superboxes will be available to Clubs to discuss trade options. Only AFL and Club staff will be admitted to this room. These areas will not be open to media.

All media should note the Trade Period strictly ends at 8:30pm AEDT on Wednesday October 17 and a full list of trade paperwork will be issued via the AFL email list as soon as possible once the trade period is concluded. Any trade paperwork completed prior to October 17 will be issued at the end of each working day from the AFL offices.


Media who will be attending the 2018 NAB AFL Trade Period, October 8-17, at Marvel Stadium will require their 2018 AFL media accreditation (home and away or finals accreditation).

Please email Nadine.Rabah@afl.com.au if you were not issued a 2018 AFL media accreditation and require access to the conclusion of Trade Period on October 17.


The AFL wishes to advise the players that have completed and currently serving MRP suspensions across the competition are as follows:

Currently Suspended:
Andrew Gaff, West Coast. Two matches to serve. Eight matches from Round 20.
Nathan Brown, St Kilda. One match to serve in 2019 season. Three matches from Round 21.
Scott Thompson, North Melbourne. One match to serve in 2019 season. One match from Round 23.



Please find below the key dates for the 2018 season post-season period around club list requirements, NAB AFL Trade Period and the NAB AFL Draft Process:

Monday 15 October 2pm - AFL Restricted Free Agency Matching Offer Three-Day Period Ends.

Wednesday 17 October 8.30pm – NAB AFL Trade Period Closes (for exchange of players).

Friday 19 October 5pm - Application to Relist a Player Close

Wednesday 31 October 2pm - List Lodgement (1) ; Rookie Promotion to Primary List; Retained 2nd & 3rd Year Rookies; International Scholarship Player; Alternate Talent Player Nominations; Club Notification of Rookie Players Not Accepting a Contract of Offer; Nomination of Draft Eligible Father/Son; Northern Academy, Next Generation Academy Players Lodged; TPP Pre-Season Estimates (1).

Thursday 1 November - AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (1) Commences

Thursday 8 November - AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (1) Closes, Out of Contract Listed AFL Primary List Players Draft Nomination Form and Player Request for Removal from List Form Lodged with AFL
Friday 9 November 2pm - List Lodgement (2); TPP Pre-Season Estimates (2)

Saturday 10 November - AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (2) Commences

Friday 16 November 2pm – NAB AFL Trade Period Closes (for exchange of selections only).

Friday 16 November 2pm - Delisted Primary List Draft Nomination Form Lodgement; Non–Retained Rookie Players Draft Nomination Form Lodgement; Players Not Registered or Played for Three years Rookie List Form Lodgement; New or Expired (after 3 years) Draft Nomination Form Lodgement, AFL Father-Son Bidding Nominations, Final Draft Nomination Form Lodgement.

Friday 16 November 5pm - AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (2) Closes

Thursday 22 November 7pm – 9.30pm - NAB AFL Draft Selection Meeting (Round One), Marvel Stadium.

Friday 23 November 10am – 1.30pm - NAB AFL Draft Selection Meeting (Round Two onwards to conclusion).

Friday 23 November 1.30pm – 2.30pm - AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (3)

Friday 23 November 2.30pm - AFL Club List Lodgement (3).

Friday 23 November 5pm - NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft Selection Meeting and NAB AFL Rookie Draft Selection Meeting.

Tuesday 27 November 2pm - Final AFL Club List Lodgement; Final TPP Pre-Season Estimates